One of the problems with having a business partner/online bestie who hosts creative photography classes is that you can’t wrangle your way out of participating. Normally I mask my crippling perfectionism and insecurities with excuses about time and budget. Unfortunately, Tristan’s class is FREE and when I told her I was too busy and not as talented a photographer as some of the students she nodded her head sympathetically and said, “I completely understand. See you Monday!”
So, class starts tomorrow and my assignment is in. Would you care to join me? Don’t worry about equipment–there are people in the class who are using their camera phones. (Creative, talented, bastards.) You can read about the course and assignment here and here. Also on the list of things not to worry about: photo processing skills. I have neither the talent or the software to do any of that fancy business. I use iphoto (3 years old) and Picasa, which is free. For a while I was using Picnik, which I love, but you have to pay for it annually and I was far too lazy this year to click over, enter in my credit card information, and blah, blah, blah. You get the idea.
Are you in? Have I convinced you yet that this is something you need to do? Well then, allow me to bust out my secret weapon: Catholic Guilt. I’ll use the same line on you that Tristan used on me. I thought you said you wanted to be more creative? How are you going to be more creative just sitting there watching other people be creative?
I know. A low blow, but it worked on me so I figure it might work on you. I berate because I care, yes?
p.s. Happy Valentine’s Day.